Volunteer Program Procedures (VPP)
The WFWO Volunteer Program is designed to support the WFWO’s Human Resources capacity by providing opportunities for individuals to contribute their services on a voluntary basis to WFWO’s activities or partners.
Individual selected for the program will be deployed in areas according to their competencies and the needs of the WFWO and its partners.
Volunteers are not considered members or team of WFWO. They do not receive any kind of remuneration or financial assistance and do not accrue benefits. Assignments under the Volunteer Program are not designed to lead to a team position within the Organization. Foremost is the personal and professional satisfaction the assignment should bring to you.
Candidates should preferably have an academic interest in the mandate and subjects of the Organizations.
General requirements for engagement as a Volunteer:
- minimum 18 years of age
- citizenship upon to all countries
- appropriate residence or immigration status within applicable regulations
- full command of one of the working languages of WFWO (English, French, Spanish or Italian)
The members of the family of WFWO staff will not be considered eligible for the Volunteer Program.
Applications will not be solicited by the Human Resources Team, however, all applications must be referred to the Human Resources Team for review.
Interested candidates should fill in the relevant Application Form in which he/she will describe the objectives, expected results of the voluntary work to be performed and in what specialization.
The Application Form should be sent together with the WFWO Personal History Form and forwarded electronically (in word format) to: [email protected]
Terms of employment
WFWO will assist in obtaining the appropriate visas for the Volunteer within the applicable regulations. He/she will be responsible for arranging travel to region or program selected. During their assignments, Volunteers may be authorized to visit an WFWO program.
Costs of travel and accommodation are the entire responsibility of the Volunteers.
Volunteer assignments do not exceed six months.
Volunteers must arrange for their own medical and travel (if applicable) insurance coverage.
Volunteers will be requested to sign a statement accepting the conditions therein and will be provided at the end of the assignment with a certificate of appreciation.
Volunteers must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of their voluntary work and must not publish any reports or papers based on such information, except with the explicit authorization of WFWO. Volunteers will be required to observe WFWO’s code of conduct.
The WFWO Volunteer program is independent from other volunteer programs.